Residential Construction - Osseo- Fairchild

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in construction the opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits successfully earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC degree programs and transfer to other opportunities. 

Course TitleCourse Time
Construction Safety- 2 Credits
Roof Systems and Stairs  3 Credits 

12:15-3:15 pm

12:15-3:15 pm

Course Description

475-103 Construction Safety (2 Credits)
This is a course that starts 2 weeks before the fall semester program courses for Residential Construction.  This course is a prerequisite to all Residential Construction Courses and the student will need to pass the Construction Safety course to start the remaining first semester courses.  The major emphasis will be on machine, power, and hand tool safety.  Job site safety, ladders, scaffolding, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards will also be covered. This course also introduces the student to the basic methods of floor, wall, and basic roof framing. The students will build small storage sheds for the main lab projects. Students will also complete an OSHA 10-hour general construction training course. Certificate awarded on completion of training.  



The major emphasis of this course will be on roof systems from hand framing simple gable roofs to advanced intersecting roofs using trusses. The students will calculate the math, layout and cut practice hand framed rafters. They will be involved with many different types of roof problems including hip and valley roof systems. Understanding and installing truss packages at the on-site project is also included. Stair system's layout and design to proper installation will be covered. Stair terminology and the application of the building codes also taught. The students will calculate, layout and cut practice stair stringers in the lab. Design, layout and installing of the stair systems at the on-site project is also included.

Just the Facts

Fall 2022
5 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
September 1, 2022 - November 18, 2022High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
12:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Classroom Location //

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.